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Cat Depot: Disaster Grant Report

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Overtime expenses incurred by Hurricane Irma: Many staff members and volunteers worked around the clock before, during, and after the storm, not just to ensure the safety of Cat Depot cats, but assisting pets in the community and at other organizations all through the state.

Hurricane Irma put a strain on animal organizations. Before the hurricane, staff and volunteers worked long shifts preparing our facility, welcoming cats from other organizations that needed to evacuate, and ensuring personal pets in the community had the necessary vaccines and equipment to enter storm shelters. After the hurricane, staff and volunteers transported animals and supplies all over the state. The support from the Petfinder Foundation helped us keep the wheels turning -- literally.

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Lancelot is one of 25 lucky kitties who were evacuated to Cat Depot from Jacksonville Humane Society. Their facility flooded, but the cats were safe and snug with us and have now found loving furever homes. At right are a photo of Lancelot and three images from Cat Depot.

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